GREENWICH, Conn. – A number of new events, chefs, and sponsors will be highlighted at the fourth annual Greenwich Wine + Food Festival , which starts with a Raw Bar Wine Tasting at L’escale restaurant in Greenwich beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
The festival, which runs though Saturday, Sept. 27, benefits Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, an organization providing a different kind of healing to seriously ill children and their families.
Among the highlights of the Festival, presented by Serendipity magazine, is The Most Innovative Chefs Gala on Friday evening, with special guests Geoffrey Zakarian and Jean-Georges.
The real piece d'resistance, however, will be from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, when Roger Sherman Baldwin Park is transformed into a Culinary Village (rain or shine) full of savory tastings and demonstrations from more than 100 food, wine, spirits and product vendors.
A variety of tents and stages will house cooking presentations by celebrity chefs and local talent. Guests will also enjoy sommelier presentations, a beer garden, celebrity chef book signings, the third annual Burger Battle, BBQ Pit Masters’ Tasting Tent and live musical performances by Alabama. The Bacon Brothers and Ian Murray Band (Ian of Vineyard Vines) will also be performing.
New this year: a Top Bartender Showdown, Food Truck Corner and a special ticketed event, Tequila and Tostadas hosted by Aarón Sánchez, who recently opened Paloma restaurant in Stamford. For more information, visit its website or call 203-588-1363.
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